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Al-Anon Day

District 10 Al-Anon Family Groups will be having a Al-Anon Day featuring a spiritual speaker on Octo [ ... ]

Dancing Queen for Hospice PEI

Join Playing with Choir at Memorial Hall on September 21 from 6–9:30 pm for a fundraiser for Hospi [ ... ]

Drug formulary

The PEI government is adding and expanding coverage for 28 new drugs beginning August 1. The new drugs will treat more than 260 Islanders with cancer, eye conditions, adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), cystic fibrosis, and several other illnesses. Info: princeedwardisland.ca/pharmacare

New conservation area on Tracadie Bay

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has conserved a 52-hectare (128-acre) coastal property adjacent to popular Blooming Point beach, about 30 kilometres north of Charlottetown. The new conservation area is located on Tracadie Bay and features Acadian forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh and dunes.

A portion of this project was donated to NCC by the MacGillivray family of Blooming Point, under
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Children's Wish reveal for Island teen

On July 19, Children’s Wish Foundation, PEI Chapter, will be granting Haley Matheson’s most heartfelt wish, a camper trailer. In Haley’s words, “Because my illness was not just rough on me, but also on my brother and mother, I’d love the opportunity to spend quality time together as a family.”

Haley will be presented with the trailer in the company of friends, family, sponsors, stakeholders and
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Law Foundation funding

The Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island announced its grant funding for 2018 recently. Among the recipients are the PEI Hard of Hearing Association and the Cooper Institute.   

Gary Scales, Chair of the Law Foundation, explains that, “The hard of hearing project promotes ways to improve communications with clients requiring legal services who have hearing difficulty.” He noted that
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The Island fox

The Island fox
The Nature of PEI

by Gary Schneider

I enjoy seeing nature close up and feeling that I am a part of my surroundings. It is not humans watching nature, but humans as part of the natural world. I admit to being more comfortable walking a forest path than shopping in a mall, but I do recognize that both are components of this modern world.

This past May, I could walk from my house in Tea Hill to the
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Meet the Cleavers

Meet the Cleavers
The Cove Journal

by JoDee Samuelson

Every year we add manure to our garden and every year we get uninvited wildflowers as part of the package. (“Wildflowers” sounds gentler than “weeds.”) 

This year a healthy crop of Galium aparine, or Cleavers, is springing up. If you have these guests in your yard you need no description from me. Scratchy stems covered with recurved (down-pointing) prickles
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Current Collective

Current Collective
A new artisan shop at Spinnaker’s Landing in Summerside features work by local creatives

The New Creative
by Cassandra Bernard

Jen Croken and Jane Gallant have always been very creative, each with their own visionary outlets. Both members of the Etsy community, the two friends realized they shared the same dream of one day opening a little artisan shop by the water. The more they talked about it,
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New French school

Students, parents, educators and community leaders gathered recently in Rollo Bay to officially open the new École La-Belle-Cloche and Pavillon de l’Est. Located on the site of the former Rollo Bay school, the facility houses a provincial Early Years Centre, a K-12 school for up to 150 students, and community meeting space. Construction of the 45,000 square foot facility was supported by funding
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Emergency dept physicians

Health PEI is hiring dedicated emergency department physicians at Kings County Memorial Hospital (KCMH) to address challenges with physician coverage for emergency department shifts at KCMH.

Health PEI is enhancing primary care access for residents of Kings County at the Montague Health Centre. Beginning July 1, the health centre will be offering primary care services Monday and Wednesday evenings
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COACH nurse practitioner

A nurse practitioner has been hired to support the expansion to Queens County of the Caring for Older Adults in Community and at Home (COACH) program. The expansion is possible thanks to a $140,000 investment in government’s 2018-19 operating budget. Island seniors must be referred to the COACH program by their primary care provider, a geriatrician, or geriatric program nurse practitioner or a
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Some Upcoming Events

DMayne Event returns

With guests Jerry–Faye, Jamie Comeau and the Crooked Teeth, and Math Class October 12 at Spo [ ... ]

9th Grand Ruisseau Song Festival

September 28–30
Mont-Carmel Parish Hall The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial [ ... ]

The Song and the Sorrow

Mille Clarke’s film of Catherine MacLellan and her father Gene at Charlottetown Film Festival Oct [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]